Oct 17 2016 10 CommentsOld style Tokyo street stall With just an old cart and a small selection of fruit and veg, you are pretty much all set. In fact all set for the length of a day’s work, and possibly even a full working life.
Probably all grown in her own yard.
That’s a very good point. So many small farms here sell their produce from setups not too dissimilar to this. Amazingly a good number still sell using an honor system, which says something very positive about Japan.
Nice scene. That cart looks to have served her well for many many years! 🙂
Haha, it more than likely has done. My guess is it’ll be good for many more years to come as well!
Hans ter Horst says
I love these roadside stalls, good value for money too; often they are unmanned with just a tin to put the money in. Isn’t that amazing?
Just mentioned that in a reply above! Yes, it really is. Despite it being something I’ve seen so many times now, stumbling across a new one still amazes me. Absolutely wonderful that it can still be done. And arguably even more amazing is that it’s not just practiced in the countryside either.
Such a precious image in a globalization world. To provide people with your own collection of fruits, vegetablesâ€¦probably organic ones from their own yards. Native Polynesians still do the same, today, in front of their homes and alongside the roads, selling daily fish, fruits, cakes (frifri) etc.
I always stopped by because they were/are excellent, served with a big smile, not to mention that these little sales are additional income for families, and that counts a lot.
Yeah, it really is something special, isn’t it? No middle-man or transportation needs, just great fresh food with the money going directly to the farmer.
Out where I am in west Tokyo, there are a lot of small farms that still do this. Plus along with fruit and veg, you can also get the likes of jam and even honey. Also most supermarkets now stock fruit and vegetables grown locally, which is definitely a good move.
What a tasteful arrangement! I like the “no pedalling” sign.
Isn’t it? I didn’t notice it so much at the time, but when I looked at the image later, I was similarly impressed by how neatly everything was arranged. A lady clearly quite proud of her produce!
Haha, she peddled so much the sign never came into play!